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CMS Invites Public Comment as it Considers National Coverage Determination for HCV Screening Under Medicare

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated a National Coverage Determination (NCD) process for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults. An NCD is a national policy statement granting, limiting, or excluding Medicare coverage for a…

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
Gustavo Aquino

Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer…

The Affordable Care Act and American Indians and Alaska Natives

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux
Cross-posted from HHSgov/HealthCare Blog

Editor’s Note: Those of us working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. join Dr. Roubideaux and all our partners in Native communities across the country in promoting access to quality health care as part of ongoing efforts to…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Final Day

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
Moises Agosoto

The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) came to a close yesterday with a plenary session on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a much discussed topic throughout the four-day conference. Among the observations shared by a diverse panel…

White House Office of National AIDS Policy HIV Care Continuum Webinars

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
White House

Editor’s Note: On July 15, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order, Accelerating Improvement in HIV Prevention and Care in the United States through the HIV Care Continuum Initiative. To learn more about the Initiative visit our HIV Care Continuum…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 3

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2013 Read the full post
Mondo

Some of yesterday’s highlights from the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA): The Importance of Patient-Provider Conversations Addressing a vital aspect of retention in HIV care during a plenary session, acclaimed photographer Duane Cramer and fashion designer Mondo Guerra from…

Lessons from the USCA Social Media Lounge

New Media | September 10, 2013 Read the full post
Social Media Lounge

This year at the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, our new media staff  is hosting the Social Media Lounge for attendees to gather, share experiences, and ask questions around new media tools and best practices for the HIV community. We’ve…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 2

Policy & Programs | September 10, 2013 Read the full post
Phill Wilson

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued yesterday, Monday, September 9, 2013, in New Orleans with a rich series of sessions on topics addressing many aspects of the HIV care continuum. The Engagement Challenge: Step-Up and Lead President Obama’s…